One of the key financial control principles to be adopted in all University finance processes is the need to ensure no single member of staff completes all stages of any particular process. This principle requires an adequate 'segregation of duties' when designing workflows. As an example in the payroll process:
Staff must not authorise either their own payroll forms, or those relating to a close relative. (This includes starters, leavers, salary adjustments, overtime, etc.)
For further advice on this subject, please contact the Financial Assurance team.